We had the good fortune of connecting with Erick Morina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erick, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind my business started when I recognized that whenever I heard music play on the radio, the mixes sounded incredible. Around that realization, I was just starting out recording small projects before knowing it would turn into something bigger. I wanted to achieve that sound I was hearing and eventually help other artist have that professional sound.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from the rest, is that it is not just a business. Music is a passion. It is a blank canvas that you get paint, but in the form of sound. Even better when you get help another artist paint their picture. I am not sure how I truly got to were I am with all the hurdles, but one thing for sure is that music was running through my veins and no fears got in the way of that, even when it felt impossible. Nothing in life is easy. That would make life not interesting. There are a lot people I have ran into over the corse of my life that have incredible gifts, but they do not see it. My advise to anyone would be, be self-aware of you gifts and really understand that you have something special. Once you actually grasp that, you can turn that into something good that could better your life or more importantly someone else’s life. What could be better than using your gifts to better someone other than yourself. What I would want the world to know about my story is that, helping others is more gratifying in life. Only thinking about your own success brings emptiness. Building friendships and keeping those friendships along the way is how you build success.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were visiting town, we would most likely drive up north towards Pine, Arizona. Would definitely need a six pack of beer, angry orchards, and a pack of your own lunch. Being in the pines is one of the best places of all times. I am a pretty simple person so I do not need a lot to entertain myself, except getting out of the city and enjoying some nature!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There is one person in particular that I think about when it comes to my success in the recording business. He was one of my professors in college, Scott Novac. A lot of students did not liked who he was and how he taught. Might be because he was more stern. In the end though, he was a great teacher and was trying to get a point across that in the music industry if you are messing around you will be fired on the spot, even for something as simple as not wrapping up an instrument cable correctly. I highly respect that man.
Carina Thomas Justin Morina